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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HEADQUARTERS WASHINGTON DC
200 PM EST WED JAN 17 1996

TO        NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE /NWS/ EMPLOYEES...FAMILY OF
          SERVICES /FOS/ SUBSCRIBERS...NOAA WEATHER WIRE SERVICE
          /NWWS/ SUBSCRIBERS...OTHER NWS CUSTOMERS

FROM      DONALD WERNLY...CHIEF...CUSTOMER SERVICE

SUBJECT   SHORT-FUSE COUNTY WARNING AREA TRANSFER NOTICE 96-14
          GRAND JUNCTION...COLORADO WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE/S 
          SHORT-FUSE COUNTY WARNING AREA EXPANDS...EFFECTIVE
          MARCH 6 1996.

     EFFECTIVE WEDNESDAY MARCH 6 1996 AT 900 A.M. MOUNTAIN
STANDARD TIME /1600 UNIVERSAL COORDINATED TIME/...THE NATIONAL
WEATHER SERVICE /NWS/ WILL TRANSFER SHORT-FUSE WARNING
RESPONSIBILITY FOR ONE /1/ COUNTY IN COLORADO /TABLE 1/ FROM THE
WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST OFFICE /WSFO/ IN DENVER /DEN/...COLORADO
TO THE WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE /WSO/ IN GRAND JUNCTION /GJT/
...COLORADO. 

     FOR THIS COUNTY...WSO GJT WILL ISSUE SHORT-FUSE WARNING
PRODUCTS /TABLE 2/ AND RELATED PRODUCTS THAT GIVE FOLLOW-UP
INFORMATION ON THE WARNINGS /TABLE 3/. FOR HOLDERS OF NWS
OPERATIONS MANUAL CHAPTER C-47...COUNTY WARNING AREAS...THIS
TRANSFER IS THE 14TH UPDATE IN 1996.

     BECAUSE OF THIS COUNTY WARNING TRANSFER...SUBSCRIBERS TO THE
NOAA WEATHER WIRE SERVICE /NWWS/ AND THE FAMILY OF SERVICES /FOS/
MUST TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION TO RECEIVE THE SHORT-FUSE WARNINGS
AND RELATED PRODUCTS FOR THIS COUNTY USING THE GJT IDENTIFIER
/TABLES 2 AND 3/ INSTEAD OF THE DEN IDENTIFIER. THE UNIVERSAL
GENERIC CODES /UGC/ WILL REMAIN UNCHANGED /AS SHOWN IN TABLE 1/.

TABLE 1.
COUNTY         UGC ZONE  UGC COUNTY     FROM      TO
               CODE      CODE

LAKE /WEST/    COZ012-   COC065-        DEN       GJT
LAKE /EAST/    COZ015-   COC065-        DEN       GJT

TABLE 2.  THE FOLLOWING ARE SHORT-FUSE WARNING PRODUCTS FOR THE
          COUNTY TRANSFERRED TO GJT.  UGC COUNTY CODES /C/ ARE
          USED IN THESE PRODUCTS.

WARNING PRODUCT FOR      AFOS/NWWS ID   WMO HEADER FOR FOS

TORNADOES                DENTORGJT      WFUS1 KGJT
SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS     DENSVRGJT      WUUS1 KGJT
FLASH FLOODS             DENFFWGJT      WRUS1 KGJT


TABLE 3.  THE FOLLOWING ARE KEY RELATED PRODUCTS FOR THE COUNTY
          TRANSFERRED TO GJT.  UGC ZONE CODES /Z/ ARE USED IN
          THESE.

RELATED PRODUCTS              AFOS/NWWS ID   WMO HEADER FOR FOS

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT     DENSPSGJT      WWUS35 KGJT
SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT      DENSVSGJT      WWUS34 KGJT
CIVIL EMERGENCY MESSAGE       DENCEMGJT      MMUS40 KGJT
PUBLIC INFO. STATEMENT        DENPNSGJT      ABUS34 KGJT
SHORT-TERM FORECAST           DENNOWGJT      FXUS21 KGJT
FLASH FLOOD STATEMENT         DENFFSGJT      RWUS32 KGJT
LOCAL STORM REPORT            DENLSRGJT      WWUS30 KGJT
+ WINTER WEATHER WARNINGS     DENWSWGJT      WWUS46 KGJT
+ NON-PRECIPITATION WARNING   DENNPWGJT      WWUS45 KGJT

+ ONLY FOR EMERGENCY BACKUP TO WSFO DEN.

     FOR THIS COUNTY...WSFO DEN WILL CONTINUE TO ISSUE THE
FOLLOWING PRODUCTS FOR LONGER-FUSE EVENTS.

RELATED PRODUCTS              AFOS/NWWS ID   WMO HEADER FOR FOS

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT     DENSPSDEN      WWUS35 KDEN
SEVERE WEATHER STATEMENT      DENSVSDEN      WWUS34 KDEN
CIVIL EMERGENCY MESSAGE       DENCEMDEN      MMUS40 KDEN
PUBLIC INFO. STATEMENT        DENPNSDEN      ABUS34 KDEN
FLASH FLOOD STATEMENT         DENFFSDEN      RWUS32 KDEN
WINTER WEATHER WARNINGS       DENWSWDEN      WWUS46 KDEN
NON-PRECIPITATION WARNING     DENNPWDEN      WWUS45 KDEN

IF YOU HAVE FURTHER QUESTIONS...YOU MAY CONTACT THE FOLLOWING 

ROBERT W. JACOBSON /METEOROLOGIST-IN-CHARGE/
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE...NOAA
792 EAGLE DRIVE
GRAND JUNCTION CO 81506-8646
970-243-7007

LARRY E. MOONEY /METEOROLOGIST-IN-CHARGE/
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FORECAST OFFICE...NOAA
10230 SMITH RD.
DENVER CO  80239-3238
303-361-0661

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